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Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 1

9/6/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

The games are back, and so are the helmet stickers. It's time to recognize the best and the brightest from Week 1 in the Big Ten.

Purdue RB Ralph Bolden -- It's one thing to put up ridiculous numbers in spring practice. It's another thing to do so in real games. Bolden could be a star in this league after he rushed for 234 yards and two touchdowns against Toledo. The sophomore put up the third best rushing mark in team history and had scoring runs of 78 and 14 yards.

Penn State QB Daryll Clark -- Clark has to be at his best for Penn State to reach its goals this season, and the senior was pretty close Saturday against Akron. He completed 29 of 40 passes for a career-high 353 yards and three touchdowns as the Nittany Lions rolled to an easy win. Clark also got a lot of his receivers involved, throwing touchdowns to three different players.

Michigan QB Tate Forcier -- The freshman claims he doesn't get nervous -- "never have, and I don't think I ever will," he said. Forcier didn't show any nerves in his collegiate debut Saturday against Western Michigan, tossing three touchdowns and no interceptions to go along with 37 rush yards.

Michigan State WR Blair White -- White had a career-high nine receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns in Michigan State's easy victory against Montana State. The senior established himself as the Spartans' top wide receiver and continued to show the big-play capability he displayed last season.

Minnesota WR Eric Decker -- He might be the nation's best wide receiver. He's certainly one of the nation's most underrated players. Decker did his thing in Minnesota's overtime win against Syracuse, hauling in nine receptions for 183 yards.